The Coirnav Progression Server is coming to EverQuest on its 19th Anniversary on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11 AM PT! If this is the first time you're hearing about the Coirnav server, you may want to take a moment to look back at this post.
Q: What is a Progression Server?
An EverQuest Progression Server is a way to experience EverQuest as it grew over time. It begins with access to only the original zones that were available at launch, and gradually adds expansions at varying intervals specific to the rules of the server.
Q: How is this server different from other Progression Servers?
Coirnav is a “True Box Server” like Phinigel. On a True Box Server, each player will only be able to play on one EverQuest account from each one of their computers.
There will be no voting for content unlocks, and the server won’t wait until all of the raid content is defeated before the expansion unlock timers start. Instead, every 12 weeks, expansion content will unlock on the server. The first content unlock for Ruins of Kunark will happen two days ahead of schedule on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. After this initial unlock, expansions will continue to automatically unlock every 12 weeks.
Once Coirnav reaches the Gates of Discord, expansions that do not include a level cap increase will remain current for just 8 weeks before the next expansion unlocks. If an expansion does include a level cap increase, it will last for a full 12 weeks before another unlock.
In addition, on Coirnav, big raid targets from each expansion will be available via instances.
Q: Can I transfer my existing character here?
No. This will be a fresh server where all players will begin their adventures from level 1. There are no plans at this time to offer transfers to this server from any other progression server.
Q: How does Raid Instancing work on Coirnav?
The system will allow a full raid (72 players) into an instance. You will need at least 6 players in your raid to request a raid instance, and the players in your raid need to be level 46 or higher.
When you request a raid instance, the player that requested it and their entire raid group will be given an account-wide request lockout for that specific raid for 2.5 days.
Each “boss” in the zone will grant a 6.5 day account-wide lockout. For the most part, this is only for the big boss (like Lord Nagafen or Lady Vox) and the stuff in their immediate vicinity.
For launch, Plane of Sky is an exception to the above instancing rule. Each island will have a lockout. Kill any NPC on that island and everyone in your raid will receive a 6.5 day account-wide lockout for that island.
Q: When you talk about expansions unlocking after a certain amount of time, does that mean killing raid targets isn't required?
Correct. Expansions will unlock 12 weeks after each other, regardless of when raid content is cleared.
Q: Can I purchase the 40-Slot “Broker's Backpack” on the new Progression Server?
Yes! This bag is a one-time claim available on any server, including progression servers. You can learn more about this here.
Q: What things are not allowed on this server?
A True Box Progression Server is a place where players are only allowed to play one EverQuest account at a time on their computer.
Doing any of the following on Coirnav may result in action being taken against your Daybreak Account:
- Playing multiple characters at the same time from a single computer.
- Using 3rd party software.
- Any method to send one key press to multiple characters.
- Any attempt to avoid or circumvent lockout timers.
And as a refresher, doing any of the following on ANY server may result in action being taken against your Daybreak Account:
- Unattended Gameplay: Any method that lets a character take actions while you’re not at your keyboard.
- Playing on virtual machines.
- Any attempt to circumvent the /pickzone timer.
Q: What’s the XP rate on Coirnav?
Earning experience on the Coirnav server will be most similar to the rate of experience gain on Phinigel after it was increased in February 2016. This is slower than the rate of experience gain on Ragefire, Lockjaw, and Agnarr Progression Servers, and faster than original EverQuest at launch.
Rogues, Warriors, and Halflings receive a small experience bonus on Coirnav. There are no other experience bonuses or penalties for race or class.
Q: But I have so many more questions!
Want to ask some questions of your own? Talk to other players on the Progression server forums here!